We have just returned from a 3 night break at this very lovely hotel. I just wanted to give a brief review, the rooms were wonderfully appointed and looked just as they do on the pictures. There is a sound system where you can pipe music through Bose speakers and films you can watch. The TV remote is a little complicated and most channels are in French or Arabic, only BBC news for the Brits.
We had a little problem on the first day when the TV froze and staff couldnt fix it, along with the extractor fan in the toilet, falling down from the ceiling and smashing over the floor, plus the communal door to the hallway which all the rooms lead off, was right by our room, so it was disturbing us, every time some accessed their own rooms, banging shut etc. We called the front desk and spoke to one of the duty managers, who immediately came to see what had happened. She told us she would instantly move us to a better room which we would love. Within 15 mins we were moved from the ground floor to a first floor room with a huge 20ft private terrace. It was gorgeous and a lovely surprise.
All the staff, particularly the pool staff were wonderful, they were very attentive and instantly arrived with several towels for the sumptious sunbeds and even played with the few children that were there, the head pool man actually got into a wet suit and gave a child a free swimming lesson.
The breakfast was wonderfu in the outside restaurant, the weather was approx 28-30 degrees, pool was the right temperature to swim in.
The location to the old square was perfect, it was literally a 8-10 min walk to the crazy souks and outdoor markets, the hotel was a haven in a high walled and very secure development.
Farouks - the hotel restaurant was lovely but extremely expensive, we sat outside and ate dinner by the pool one night.
A small water bottle was provided each day at no charge, however the cost of soft drinks and food was extremely high, and the alcohol was exorbitant everywhere in Marrakesch.
We also visitied Maison de Arabe for dinner one night which was set in a beautiful Ryad around the corner, the food was disappointing there.
Le Comptoir is an international and Morrocan restaurant with bellydancers, that we also visited, it was extremely fun and we had a lovely dinner there with coctails but it was London prices, the meal cost £150.00 for 2 people , but a lovely experience to have.
Overall, this hotel was absolutely perfect and if we ever came back to Marrakesch without our children again, we would definately stay there again.
I would not recommend for children as there is only one pool and not much else for kids, my 3 boys would have been bored, but for a weekend couples retreat... DONT HESITATE AND BOOK !
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